Jonathan G. Richter

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Jonathan G. Richter is a partner at Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP. Mr. Richter’s practice focuses on transactional corporate and real estate matters. Mr. Richter advises businesses of all sizes in multiple sectors, from start-ups to emerging and established companies, including mature privately held businesses. He routinely structures, negotiates and prepares agreements for a wide range of transactions, conducts sales, mergers and acquisitions for small to mid-sized businesses and established companies, and provides counsel and advice to boards of directors and senior management on corporate governance, intellectual property and technology transactions. His broad based real estate transactional practice includes the purchase and sale of commercial property, leasing, financing and entity formation and structuring.

Areas of Practice

General Business, Corporate and Real Estate

• Stock purchases and sales
• Asset purchases and sales
• Real property purchases and sales, financing
• Leasing
• Entity formation and corporate structuring
• Governance and regulatory
• Private securities, including venture capital and private equity
• Mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations
• Employment and consulting
• Services Agreements
• Manufacturing and supply
• Privacy and confidentiality

Representative Transactions:

• $47 million re-financing of high-end retail destination
• $35 million commercial property acquisition of five vehicle dealerships and equity purchase of six affiliated companies, including $24 million in real estate loans and a $4 million working capital loan
• $13 million sale of commercial building in Camarillo
• $10 million sale of office building in Los Angeles
• $5 million sale of industrial building in Costa Mesa
• $2 million asset sale of manufacturing business
• $2 million Series A equity financing of veterinary medical technology start-up
• $2 million Series B equity financing of artisanal tea manufacturer and distributor

Representative industries include manufacturing, restaurants, web content and advertising, software, entertainment, medical device, retail, beverage and supplements, commercial and industrial goods, and education.

Education: • Juris Doctor (2004), UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, California • Master of Fine Arts in Performance (1996), California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Valencia, California • Bachelor of Arts in History (1988),Yale University, magna cum laude, New Haven, Connecticut Admissions and Memberships: • State Bar of California (Business Law and Real Property Law Sections) • Federal District Court for the Central District of California • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit • Los Angeles County Bar Association (Entertainment Law & Intellectual Property, and Business & Corporations Law Sections)